Tommy Lee Kidd was a part of the Tennessee disability advocacy delegation chosen to attend the National Disability Policy Seminar in Washington D.C from April 23rd through April 25th. The three day seminar consisted of two days of classes to prepare all advocates for face-to-face meetings with Senators and Congressman at their offices on Capitol Hill. The seminar drew disability advocates from 48 states with approximately 700 people attending. Tommy Lee was appointed by Governor Phil Bredesen in 2009 to serve on the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities. In 2011, Tommy Lee accepted the position of Legislative Chairman to the Council and has just been re-appointed by Governor Bill Haslam for a second 3 year term.
Pictured from left to right are: Laura Compton with the Arc of Chattanooga, Sheila Moore with the Arc of Davidson County, Frank Meeuwis with the Arc of TN, Tommy Lee Kidd with the TN Council on Developmental Disabilities, Senator Lamar Alexander, Doria Panvini with the Arc of TN, Senator Bob Corker, Maggie Masimore with the Arc of Davidson County, and Elise McMillian with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.